Always use a Facsimile Cover Sheet when faxing;
Never share your User ID and Password;
Lock or Log-Off of your computer when you walk away from your computer.
The Privacy Buzz is a one page poster created and distributed monthly by the Privacy Office to raise awareness about protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient information. The Privacy Buzz offers information about new and revised policies, timely topics related to the privacy and security of patient information and helpful hints and tips.
Please post the Privacy Buzz on your unit bulletin board as a reminder of best practices. You are encouraged to discuss the content at staff meetings. If you have any questions with regard to any of the topics found in the Privacy Buzz or want to suggest a topic for an upcoming issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Privacy Office.
|Release of Patient Information||April 2016|
|Notice of Privacy Practice Update||March 2016|
|Locking or Logging Off Workstations||February 2016|
|Reminders for the NEW YEAR!||January 2016|
|Audit Alert||December 2015|
|Access to Protected Health Information||November 2015|
|Social Media||October 2015|
|Audit Alert||September 2015|
|Patient's Rights||August 2015|
|Protecting PHI||June 2015|
|Integrity in Action - The Vanderbilt Hotline||April 2015|
|Accounting of Disclosures||February 2015|
|Minimum Necessary||January 2015|
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We have been creating the Privacy Buzz since 2009 and have covered a multitude of topics. Please give the Privacy Office a call at 6-3594 for topics not found on this page.
* BAA PAGE: REVISED BAA TEMPLATES - MAY 2016
The Privacy Office recently updated the Policies page on this website. Please feel free to review.